Foreign Subsidies Regulation: What are the Expectations & How to Comply with them

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Foreign Subsidies Regulation: What are the Expectations & How to Comply with them

Foreign Subsidies Regulation: What are the Expectations & How to Comply with them

About the speakers
  • Angélique de Brousse
    Angélique de Brousse
    Head of Competition Law and Policy Group EMEA at Johnson & Johnson
    Angélique is Senior Legal Counsel, and Head of the Competition Law and Policy Group for EMEA at Johnson&Johnson, which she joined in 2019 and where she works with businesses and lawyers in the pharma, medical devices and consumer goods sectors. She is responsible for all antitrust-related aspects, incl. mergers and divestitures, investigations, litigation, counselling, compliance and training. Prior to that, Angelique was Counsel at Freshfields, based initially in Paris and then Brussels. She is also a founding and board member of Women@CompetitionFrance as well as a founder and vice president of l'Entente, the association of French competition law practitioners based in Brussels.
  • Hendrik Viaene
    Hendrik Viaene
    Partner at McDermott Will & Emery Belgium LLP
    Hendrik Viaene assists governments as well as privately and publicly owned companies. He advises clients across a wide range of competition issues (state aid, cartels, licensing agreements, merger filings, M&A negotiations, abuse of dominance cases), and on the Foreign Subsidies Regulation. He has a wealth of experience in a range of sectors such as energy, chemicals, paints, automotive, financial data, recycling and waste management, telecom, construction, renewables, media, private equity and the financial industry. Hendrik represents companies before national competition authorities and before the European Commission in state aid, cartel, merger, and abuse of dominance investigations. He also assists governments and companies on defence strategies as well as compliance programmes to avoid fines or having to refund or recover state aid. Hendrik has successfully guided clients through first and second phase investigations in merger clearance proceedings before competition authorities across the globe. He also counsels clients on compliance audits, immunity and leniency initiatives, and general risk avoidance in relation to competition law. Hendrik has additional experience in intellectual property rights licensing initiatives specifically with regard to restrictions imposed by competition law. During his career he has represented clients in proceedings before the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, the Belgian Competition Authority, the Brussels Court of Appeals, the New Caledonian Competition Authority, the Paris Court of Appeals, and the Luxembourg Competition Authority. He acted as co-counsel for other clients for most major competition authorities worldwide, and he also audited a number of competition authorities’ operations and output as a subject matter expert.
  • Gordon Christian
    Gordon Christian
    Principal Counsel Competition at Siemens Energy
    Gordon joined Siemens AG’s Legal Department in Munich (Germany) as Legal Counsel Competition in October 2011. From November 2013 Gordon was Senior Counsel Competition, and since January 2018 was Principal Counsel Competition, at Siemens AG. Since January 2020, Gordon is Principal Counsel Competition at Siemens Energy in Munich (Germany). In this position, Gordon advises Siemens Energy on a worldwide basis on all aspects of Competition Law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, collaborative and other horizontal and vertical arrangements, cartel investigations, antitrust-related corporate governance and compliance, and state aid matters. Gordon’s experience covers the complete range of the Siemens Energy product and services portfolio. Prior to Siemens and Siemens Energy, Gordon was a Senior Associate in SJ Berwin LLP's EU & Competition Department (as it then was) in London (UK), specializing in EC and UK competition law, advising in relation to both cartel investigations and market studies / market investigations by the UK competition authorities, as well as on competition compliance programmes. Gordon has also advised on competition litigation matters, both in front of the ordinary courts and the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK, as well as at the General Court in Luxembourg. Gordon also undertook a client secondment in the Competition & Regulatory Team at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), where he advised on a wide variety of competition law and regulatory issues in the broadcasting sector. Gordon graduated from the University of Exeter (where he did his undergraduate law degree, his LL.M. and his Ph.D), and he is a member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (German Antitrust Lawyers' Association) and the Münchner Kartellrechtsforum (Munich Antitrust Law Forum). Gordon is admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England & Wales and is an “Europäischer Rechtsanwalt” at the Munich Bar as well as a “Syndikusrechtsanwalt”.
  • Martin Farley
    Martin Farley
    Legal Services at European Commission
    Martin Farley has been a member of the competition law and State aid teams of the European Commission Legal Service since 2014. Prior to that, he spent 6 years in private practice at an international law firm. Martin holds an LLB in Law with European Legal Studies from King’s College London and an LLM in European Law from the College of Europe. Martin is a Fellow of the Centre of European Law at King’s College London, and was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of European Competition Law and Policy (JECLAP) between 2016 and 2022.

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